Sunday, January 31, 2021

My first snow drops emerged last week!

I always plant snowdrops near the house. The radiant heat from the house creates a micro climate which encourages early bloom; in some years, I have had snow drops as early as late December. Mid to late January is the usual time and they are always are a welcome lift to my winter-weary spirits.

Thoreau once said, that ‘"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." We have to look and look until we begin to see. I intend this year to really look at all the old friends popping up in my garden.

I had expected that I would do this when I retired. But retirement quickly filled with writing projects and political activism and I sometimes missed what was unfolding in my garden.

Not this year. At this stage in my life, the number of gardening seasons ahead are shrinking and I intend really look at every flower.

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